Re: [PATCH 1/3] thermal: exynos: Fix NULL pointer exception during kernel booting
From: Lukasz Majewski
Date: Mon Feb 16 2015 - 11:28:19 EST
> Hi Lukasz,
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:06 AM, Lukasz Majewski
> <l.majewski@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Chanwoo,
> >> This patch fixes the NULL pointer exception during kernel booting.
> >> The thermal_zone _of_sensor_register() registers a sensor to DT
> >> thermal zone and then read the current temperature by '.get_temp'
> >> callback. The callback function of exynos thermal driver is
> >> exynos_get_temp() which must need the 'pdata' instance of
> >> exynos_tmu _platform_data structure.
> >> - exynos_get_temp() -> code_to_temp() -> Must need the 'pdata'
> >> instance
> >> But, exynos thermal driver is executed before getting the 'pdata'
> >> instance. To avoid the kernel panic, have to get the platform data
> >> by executing the exynos_map_dt_data() before calling
> >> thermal_zone_of_sensor_register() .
> > I've already prepared patch for this (unfortunately it isn't yet
> > applied to mainline):
> > "[PATCH] thermal: exynos: fix: Check if data->tmu_read callback is
> > present before read"
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-samsung-soc/msg42245.html
> There is different issue between you patch and this patch.
> Your patch check the whether data->tmu_read is NULL or not.
> But, my patch check the pdata is NULL or not.
I've tried to do the same previously. Please compare with:
[PATCH 1/2] thermal: exynos: Reorder exynos_map_dt_data() function
Unfortunately, Abhilash found some issues with this code, so I've
looked into different solution.
However, I didn't need to move pdata = data->pdata; Hence, I wonder why
it need to be reordered. Are you using Exynos3250 based device?
> > Does applying this patch help?
> > BTW: How can I reproduce this error? Could you point me the SHA1 and
> > repository?
> I used your patch-set of linux-soc-thermal.git (branch: next). So I
> applied you patchiest on Linux 3.19 for test.
Is there any special .config?
May I ask about the target platform?
I will look closely on this problem tomorrow.
> Best Regards,
> Chanwoo Choi
Samsung R&D Institute Poland (SRPOL) | Linux Platform Group
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